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Cobrac
05-14-2018, 05:20 PM
The bee season has completely exploded here in Sweden. Flowers popping up like there’s no tomorrow. This demands a huge expansion in numbers of bees in my hives. They need more and more frames. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180514/7f707a56509132a10434af6867465b73.jpgI’m sitting here and threading my hive frames and my fingers are bleeding. Is there someone who has the same experience?

antonioh
05-16-2018, 09:02 AM
To get the wires well tightened use this :

https://www.olx.pt/anuncio/esticador-de-arame-para-apicultura-estica-arame-dos-quadros-colmeias-IDzShmj.html

Cobrac
05-16-2018, 05:15 PM
To get the wires well tightened use this :

https://www.olx.pt/anuncio/esticador-de-arame-para-apicultura-estica-arame-dos-quadros-colmeias-IDzShmj.html

Bought one last year, and it is great, but I still need to pre-tighten before I use it. However, it is a pleasant job when my bees need extra space! A neighbor had extremely high winter deaths only 3 out of 9 hives survived.

Shelley
05-17-2018, 06:48 AM
I confess, I've never seen the zen attraction of threading frames. I started using Pierco all-plastic frames 8 years ago and haven't looked back. I have to give them a little extra TLC before using them so the bees don't draw out the comb crazy-like, but they take a beating and don't require much work. They're easy to scrape down, too, when I need to clean out the old comb.